Charities Institute Ireland (Cii) was formed in 2016 following the merger of Irish Charities Tax Research (ICTR) and Fundraising Ireland. These two key sector bodies agreed there was a need to create a strong voice to represent their combined members: charities who depend on significant public support, and charities who wish to develop and advance the wider not-for-profit sector.
The CEOs of both organisations, Sheila Nordon (ICTR), and Lucy Masterson (Fundraising Ireland) demonstrated significant foresight and leadership in recognising the potential and need for a single voice to represent their members and the wider sector. It was at this initial meeting Sheila drew up the concept of a Triple Lock standard on a napkin and the idea of Charities Institute Ireland (Cii) was born.
The three measures of the Triple Lock are good governance, best practice fundraising and transparent financial reporting – the foundations on which great charities are built.